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Six Holiday Gifts To Yourself On Stage In St. Louis

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St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Only 11 more shlepping days ‘til Christmas. But if you need to take a break from the season’s ritualistic mass consumption, upcoming local holiday arts offerings range from ho ho ho to Handel.

“Too Hot to Handel: A Gospel Messiah,” presented by the St. Louis Symphony: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, Powell Hall, 718 North Grand Blvd., 63103. $30-$65.

“Yule Tube,” concert sung by the Gateway Men’s Chorus: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 13-14. Washington University’s Edison Theater. $25.

“The Nutcracker,” presented by Alexandra Ballet: The Purser Center at Logan University, 1851 Schoettler Rd., 63017. 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. $11.50-$16.50.

“The Little Dancer: Through a New Lens": 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13; 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14; 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15; COCA, 524 Trinity Ave., 63130. $14-$18.

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Credit Courtesy of COCA

“Home for the Holidays” concert with John McDaniel: The Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand Blvd., 63103. 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20. $25.

“Elf, The Musical": Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand Blvd., 63103. Opens 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17; runs through Sunday, Dec. 29. $40-$85.

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Credit Courtesy of The Fox

Want a sneak peek at the Gateway Men’s Chorus before its “Yule Tube” performance? As you’ll see in this “Bad Presents” parody of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” the so-called Monster Mother has nothing on the GMC.

Nancy is a veteran journalist whose career spans television, radio, print and online media. Her passions include the arts and social justice, and she particularly delights in the stories of people living and working in that intersection.

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